Democratic Debate Highlights

17Apr08

Last night Senator Obama and Senator Clinton went face to face for the first time in about 3 months. Philadelpia PA

Debate Opening

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama opened Wednesday’s presidential debate on a point of accord: neither answering head on whether they’d be willing to name the other as vice president. Pressed by Stephanopoulos on whether or not Obama would be able to defeat Republican presidential nominee John McCain in the general election, Clinton said, “Yes, yes, yes.”

Clinton changes course on Obama’s electability

Hillary Rodham Clinton said emphatically Wednesday night that Barack Obama can win the White House this fall, undercutting her efforts to deny him the Democratic presidential nomination by suggesting he would lead the party to defeat.

Barack Obama Questioned About Pastor Wright (yet again)

War in Iraq and Withdrawing the Troop/Weapons of Mass Destruction

Obama Discusses his Comments on Small Town Bitterness

The Philadelphia debate came amid a heated back-and-forth between the two over Obama comments at a private San Francisco fundraiser in which he said residents of small towns cling to religion and guns out of bitterness over their economic plight. Clinton has called the remarks elitist, while Obama said he chose the wrong words to express the economic insecurity many workers face. Both campaigns are running television ads in Pennsylvania that focus on the flap.

The Debate in it’s Entirety 10 Parts

To see all parts of the debate click here.

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